The overcoat has played an important part in history since its introduction in 1772, favoured by explorers and pioneers on world changing expeditions to keep out the cold and damp and by militaries for warming and protecting their soldiers during conflicts.

The overcoat offers warmth, sharp lines and style. Pioneer from Hainsworth is a heavy weight tightly milled versatile cloth, allowing the true essence of the original overcoat to live on and adding highlights of lustre, drape and structure to ensure truly beautiful classic pieces can be sculpted by contemporary designers.

Traditionally crafted from heavy weight wool, when a 2008–2011 attempt to introduce military overcoats made of warm synthetic fibres was made in Russia, it resulted in many soldiers getting frostbite and pneumonia.

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The simplest way to see the true potential of Hainsworth cloth is to experience them in person. Choose up to 5 fabric samples from our samples page, fill out your details and we’ll send these out to you the same day where possible.
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